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Divorce & Family Law
Child support, otherwise referred to as child maintenance in South Africa, is a crucial aspect of family law.
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Child custody is a critical component of family law in South Africa, essential for parents navigating the post-separation or divorce landscape.
The cost of getting divorced in South Africa can vary depending on the circumstances of the divorce, such as whether it is a contested or uncontested divorce, and whether the parties use a lawyer or represent themselves.
In this article, our family law attorneys in Cape Town discuss the types of divorce and what they may cost.
Our divorce lawyers provide professional advice relating to all aspects of family law, including the enforcement and protection of rights in family, personal relations as well as antenuptial contracts.
Often a big question for couples when they decide to get divorced is what happens with their children.
In this article we will look at what does “rights and responsibilities” mean and who has them.
Have you been the victim of verbal, physical or emotional abuse?
If so, there are steps you can take to protect yourself and your property from individuals who intend to cause you harm.
In terms of the Protection from Harassment Act one can approach the Magistrates Court to get protection in the form of an Interim Protection Order which protects individuals from harassment which is not considered a crime.
What is corporal punishment? It has been defined as “any punishment in which physical force is used and intended to cause some degree of pain or discomfort, however light” by the United Nations Committee.
A National Survey was conducted in which it was found that 57% of parents use corporal punishment as their chosen disciplinary method and 37% of those parents use objects such as belts, wooden spoons etc., to carry out their discipline.
You may consult the Family Advocate if you have a dispute relating to either the best interests of a child and/or parental responsibilities and rights.
There are also other circumstances under which the family advocate may be consulted...
The rights and responsibilities of a parent is set out in the Children’s Act 38 of 2008 (the “Children’s Act”) and can be defined as a complex set of rights, duties and responsibilities which have to be performed in the best interest of the child.
Emily and Nathan were a happily married couple in their early thirties with two minor children. Emily was a stay at home mom and Nathan was the breadwinner of the family. The family decided to take a vacation in Sun City, which ended tragically when Nathan was fatally injured on a Valley of the Waves ride.
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